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I was stationed in New Jersey, once upon a time, while serving in the USAF. I was happy to leave there, and have no desire to ever go back. In fact, there isn’t an amount of money that could be waved at me to get me to go back. I’d rather live as a poor man in a Free State than to live as a rich man in New Jersey.
Amen! I have watched the popular TV shooting shows, with the presenters in their black T-shirts, shaved heads and ‘operator’ shades, performing the Dance of Many Movements in their shooting segments. I have also witnessed them faltering in ‘combat’ shooting demos, firing two rounds on the first target then dropping back to High Ready when they should have been firing on the next target. Under stress, you fall back to how you have trained, and most competitive gun-games train you how to get good scores by the rules of their game. For example, firing a few rounds then discarding the rest of the magazine to top up: great when you have belt full of half-a-dozen magazines on the course, not so hot when you have one reserve magazine on the street.
Good article. It needed to be said, a reality check.
I’ve watched a number videos from “Tier 1 tacticool instructors. I can’t remember any of their complex procedures except that you can hit a man-size target at 25 yards with an AR-15.
Our training on the PD (approved by Glock) concentrated on KISS because when the SHTF you’ll better remember what to do. I can attest to that.
@Larry n Lisa: No they did not have a warrant, read the story. They used probable cause since they claim to have spotted gun cases in the back seat. Their is a difference between probable cause and actually waiting for a warrant.
this is why i’ve never gone in for competition shooting. i do study and practice, but “k.i.s.s”, i keep my gear simple, no trick holsters, fancy sights and “super custom” guns. when the slide locks open on an empty mag i hit the release and let it drop, my off hand going for the reload, stuff it in the gun, trip the slide lock and get back to work. no “ninja dancing” or “beauty moves”, just shoot until the bad guy is down, then call 911 for p.d. and e.m.t. and the lawyer.